Monday, February 20, 2012

The Bees' Knees

I've looked through Momcat's UFO's, PIGS, stash and books to decide what we're going to create for the master bathroom.  Momcat says since she can't afford to do a complete overhaul we're going to just spruce up what we have.

And what we have is a hideous 1960s bubble gum pink and white bathroom. With the original sink, tub, toilet and faucet. The faucet is actually crumbling into the sink. It's not good. I refuse to enter the room. I sit comfortably atop the bed and watch as my bean enters this horrible place and gets wet every morning. I've tried to teach her about the fine art of licking oneself clean, but she just won't do it.

I've decided on using a Civil War color scheme that we and brown.  There's almost no wall space, so this Carol Hopkins pattern is just the right size.

The bathroom redo won't commence until sometime this summer. Momcat insists on following Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace plan. That means cash for everything. She's saving up her moolah for a new sink, faucet, vanity and commode.

In the meantime, we've rediscovered cross-stitching. I like to sit on the arm of the recliner and watch, gently directing the stitches in the right direction and separating the floss. Oft times my efforts go unappreciated.


This design is on 32-ct. Belfast Linen using just 1 strand of Weeks Dye Works over 1 thread. Momcat swears by her Ott-Lite with a magnifier.

Here's how the final design will appear. We're a spelling bee family. Momcat won several back in her day (about the same time that the Egyptians built the Sphinx). Philip, her son, was a regional Southwest Ohio winner for the Scripps-Howard spelling bee when he was a little bean in the 6th grade. And as a substitute teacher Momcat often had impromptu spelling bees in the classroom with token prizes awarded.

I like the itty-bitty bee buttons. Look how tiny they are! I would love to scooch them around, but I haven't been given the opportunity yet. My time will come. Waiting...waiting...

Bee creative!


1 comment:

viridian said...

The Civil war pink and brown will go well in the bathroom if you do decide to keep the fixtures. Gosh if the faucet is that bad, maybe that should be fixed first.
I have some Weeks Dye works floss too! It's really good stuff.